[issue9939] Add a pipe type (FIFO) to the io module

Daniel Stutzbach report at bugs.python.org
Fri Sep 24 17:26:30 CEST 2010

Daniel Stutzbach <daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com> added the comment:

> It would be a non-seekable in-memory bytes buffer with distinct 
> read and write pointers, so as to act like a system FIFO or a 
> socket.makefile() object.

What would it do when the equivalent system FIFO object would block?

> (you may point to os.pipe() but it has problems such as limited buffer
> size: try to write many bytes to the write end and it will block until
> the other end tries to read something)

In the past, I've gotten around that limitation by using threads (which, admittedly, certainly had its own drawbacks)


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